I have in past opted not to send a card; but, in stead, write a letter . . .
It shows on the calendar that it is Mother’s Day and since I didn’t send a card, I thought it appropriate that I send a letter.
I went looking for a card and after about an hour in the card shop decided that you were worth more than what I would pay for a card and you needed to hear my words not someone else’s that got paid a gazillion dollars to write the verse.
I looked at cards that were gushy & lovey and decided that they didn’t say what I wanted and more than likely you wouldn’t believe I was really saying them. I looked at the sappy ones with one or two lines in them and here again I didn’t want to be responsible for causing you to cry. Humour, well there were a few that were worth the chuckle, but I don’t think Mother’s Day is about a good giggle unless you can share it together, so I nixed those as well.
As you can see, I weighed the pros and cons of buying a card and finally decided to heck with it. Mother’s Day to me is not sharing the day with millions of others or fattening someone’s wallet because I bought you a card. Mother’s Day to me is every day all year. It’s whenever I think of you. It’s the memories you have been a part of throughout my life. It’s whenever I want it to be Mother’s Day and not when someone tells me it has to be. It’s knowing my mom is special to me all year and not just on a certain day in May.
By now, I am thinking you have had a giggle; you have shook your head with that “isn’t that the truth” nod and maybe even have shed a tear or two. And if all of those things have happened in the short time it took to read this letter, then I have accomplished giving you what I hoped….A Happy Mother‘s Day wish.
A wish for not only a day of love and laughter but memories that you will carry with you until it is decided to have another Mother’s Day. This might be in a few weeks, a few months, tomorrow or on this day next year. After all, to me, you make Mother’s Day not just for one day but for every day, all year.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom
I love you,
Author, Photographer, Lover of Life